The Effects of Ereaders on School Libraries and Student Achievement
Trautweiler, Courtney C.
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The rise in the use of eReaders in schools and libraries raises the question of their effects on curriculum, student achievement, library media center management, and the role of school librarians. This research reviews the current literature on eReaders being used as educational technology. It attempts to discover the effects of mobile learning technology in schools and their library systems. The findings are threefold. First, statistics show that access to technology is increasingly widespread within student and educator populations, and these populations are motivated to apply this technology for learning and teaching. Next, school districts are transitioning their curriculums and technology plans to include eReading and mobile learning devices in an effort to adapt to the changing pace and delivery methods of classroom instruction and student learning. Finally, the role of library media specialist is evolving to include the domains of eReader specialist, digital content provider, and educational technology advocate.